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Brazil, Russia Enter Into Strategic Cooperation Agreement

The leaders of Russia and Brazil, two giants of the world economy seeking a more powerful global role, sealed a strategic cooperation pact Friday to promote their interests jointly in a multipolar world. continue reading »

Violence Responsible for 45 Percent of Teen Deaths in Brazil

Homicide is the leading cause of death among adolescents in Brazil, where three of every 1,000 teens will be murdered before reaching 19, a report released here Thursday says. continue reading »

Brazil is Home to the ‘Love Motel’ for Pets

‘I like to give her everything I can,’ Leonardo Felipe da Silva recently told CNN. ‘A lot of people think it's too much, but I think she deserves it.’ If you’re thinking these are the words of a man devotedly spe continue reading »

Convicted Defendant Accuses Former Brazilian President Lula of Corruption

A major corruption case unfolding before Brazil's Supreme Court once again cast a shadow over President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, accused by one of the convicted defendants of having been behind it all and of personally profiting from it. continue reading »

Brazil Honors Architect Oscar Niemeyer With Tribute at Presidential Palace

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff received with honors at the Planalto Palace on Thursday the mortal remains of architect Oscar Niemeyer, one of Brasilia's great creative geniuses, who died this week at the age of 104. continue reading »

UPDATE:  One of Latin America’s Greatest Architects, Oscar Niemeyer, Dies

Celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer died Wednesday at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, doctors said. He was 104. continue reading »

Petrobras Announces Deep-water Oil Find in Brazil

State-controlled oil company Petrobras on Wednesday announced a new light oil find in ultra-deep waters off Brazil's northeastern coast. continue reading »

Brazilian Economy Saw Growth in 3rd Quarter, Below Gov’t Expectations

Brazil's economy grew by 0.6 percent in the third quarter compared to the previous three-month period, well below the government's forecasts, the IBGE statistics agency said Friday. continue reading »

Majority of Brazilians Working in Formal Employment

The proportion of working Brazilians with employment contracts increased from 45.3 percent in 2001 to 56 percent last year, the IBGE statistics agency said Wednesday. continue reading »

Brazil Hopes Scolari Will Lead Team to Another World Cup Win

Luiz Felipe Scolari, who guided Brazil to its most recent World Cup title, is returning as manager of the national soccer team, Brazilian media said Wednesday. continue reading »

Merchant in Brazil Guns Down Three People, Including Local Mayor

The recently re-elected mayor of the small northeastern Brazilian city of Jussiape, his wife and a councilman were gunned down by a merchant, who later died in a shootout with police, officials said. continue reading »

Brazilian Insurance Group Acquires Portuguese Hospitals

Amil Participacoes SA, Brazil's largest health insurer, has announced the acquisition of Hospitais Privados de Portugal, or HPP, for 85.6 million euros ($109.7 million). continue reading »

Bloody Weekend in Sao Paulo - 10 Reported Dead So Far

At least two more people were shot to death in Greater Sao Paolo in the past 24 hours, bringing to 10 the number of murders committed here since Friday night, police said. continue reading »

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Confidence in a country's economy "is not built solely on the sacrifices" of its citizens, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday, adding that austerity "has its limits." continue reading »

8 Killed, Buses Set On Fire in Sao Paulo This Week

At least eight people were killed in shootouts Friday night at different points around Sao Paulo in the latest episode in the wave of violence that has shaken Brazil's largest city since early October, officials said Saturday. continue reading »

104 Year Old Brazilian Architect’s Health Deteriorating

Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, hospitalized at a medical center since early this month, has suffered a deterioration of his kidney function, medical authorities said Saturday. continue reading »

Brazil’s Economy Saw Slight Drop in September

The Brazilian economy shrank by 0.52 percent in September compared with August, the biggest one-month decline in almost a year, the central bank said Wednesday. continue reading »

Police Operation Kills 6 in Rio de Janeiro Slums

Brazilian police killed at least six suspected drug-gang members in two operations early Saturday in Rio de Janeiro slums. continue reading »

Brazilian Federal Police Clash with Munduruku Indians Killing 1, Injuring 9

An indigenous man was killed in a gunfight between Brazilian federal police and Munduruku Indians earlier this week in a remote Amazonian village, authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Brazilian Police Arrest 5 Men Who Took Family Hostage

Five men who were on the run after firing shots at a police patrol here in Brazil's largest city invaded a private home and held the family hostage for more than an hour before surrendering, authorities said Friday. continue reading »